Netflix will create live-action version of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’


Concept art for the live-action version of Avatar (from Netflix)

Netflix just announced that it will be creating a live-action version of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The announcement was made by the show’s original creators Brian Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino in partnership with Netflix.

They said:

We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.

The original version of Avatar: The Last Airbender was aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. It was streamed on Netflix later on.

The production of the live-action version of Avatar: The Last Airbender will begin in 2019.

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